Preserve a Memory, Leave a Legacy
You have come to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe as a pilgrim, a pilgrim seeking God in a world which sometimes seems Godless. You have come here to rest amid the grace of the arched canopy reaching to the heavens. You have come to offer your weariness to the God of all mercy. You have come to sit with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. You have come to pray in the light of the Daystar Chapel. You have come to lean on the intercession of Mary, the mother of Jesus, our Savior . . . Emmanuel, God with us. You have come to adjoin her heart to yours for the sake of her Son. We sing with gladness that you have come.
Every brick, stone and tile; every work of art and marvelous panel of stained glass was the prayerful offering of a pilgrim to enhance the spiritual beauty of this sacred space devoted to Our Mother, Mary. We invite you to share in our ministry by preserving the memory of your visit to this spiritual oasis, honoring a loved one (living or deceased) or commemorating a special occasion through a tribute gift. Your gift leaves a legacy and provides funding to maintain these holy grounds. What a beautiful way to express gratitude for the goodness you have received in your life.
These tributes are the property of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and will be thoughtfully maintained for the life of the item. For more information on how you can preserve a memory, contact Gessie Lopez.